The very first World Shorebirds Day will be held next Saturday, on the 6th of September. Apart of the Global Shorebird Counting Program, there is another element of the commemoration day. It is the Shorebird of the Year Project. A shorebird species is selected every year by public voters. The 2014 poll was recently closed, but a new poll was opened at the same time, to decide which shorebird gets more focus in 2015. The American Oystercatcher is in the list, so you can affect the result of the poll, if you wish. :) Fundraising efforts will be focusing on a selected project for the winning species.
In case you are out in the field next weekend, please consider join our the Global Shorebird Counting by simply registering your counting location.